Jimin is a synthetic and systems biologist with a background in developing high-throughput functional assays to explore bacterial gene regulation.
Prior to joining Octant, he finished his PhD in Systems biology at Columbia University with Harris Wang. His thesis work focused on mapping sequence function relationships of bacterial sigma factors using saturation mutagenesis and dissecting regulatory mechanisms of cis-regulatory sequences in high-throughput with promoter libraries.
Outside the lab he enjoys playing boardgames, finding new hobbies to fall into, eating and drinking.
Swab-Seq: A high-throughput platform for massively scaled up SARS-CoV-2 testing. Joshua S. Bloom Eric M. Jones, Molly Gasperini, Nathan B. Lubock, Fauna Yarza, Erin M. Thompson, Kyle M. Kovary, Jimin Park, Myles Hochman,. medrxiv. 2020.